Aired: August 25, 2012

The Wisdom of Age

Too many young people imagine old age as a time when we become no longer useful or interested in the world around us. But Terry Lee (Christopher Newport University) has been challenging these kinds of ageist stereotypes. He’s spent hours behind a camera, documenting the lives of elders and their caregivers. And he says older people have an important job to do. Also featured: As we age, changes happen in our brains that make our memories less sharp than they used to be. You could call it “having a senior moment.” But some older people actually have a condition called Mild Cognitive Impairment, or MCI, which is different from Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Rosemary Blieszner (Virginia Tech) was instrumental in a study that looked at how patients and their family members coped with MCI.

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4 Comments on “The Wisdom of Age”

  1. Sarah G Davis

    I would be interested in having a copy of this broadcast. When I wrote and asked for a copy of the transcript I was told they were not available but that a CD was, and that I could write and request one. I would greatly appreciate receiving a CD. Our address is
    Sarah G Davis
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  2. Elliot Majerczyk

    Hello Sarah,

    Thanks for your interest in this edition of “With Good Reason”.
    We are more than happy to send you a CD.

    All the best,

    Elliot Majerczyk

  3. Edward Ohlson

    A copy of the “Butterfly in the Typewriter” and Harry Crews Essays would be most appreciated.

    Please send to Edward Ohlson
    Director of Facilities
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